The Drift bench is a masterclass in complex curves, angles and subtracted spaces.
Informed by a piece of found driftwood Amanda Levete translated her organic, highly sensual, architectural language into a condensed form. The naturally fluid lines soften angles without dissolving the defined outline associated with traditional sculptural forms. ‘You can’t say found space is non-space. Actually it is very carefully chosen.’ Amanda Levete
Celebrated for her creation of innovative structures and unique application of construction materials and courageous architectural schemes, Amanda Levete, founder of architecture studio AL_A, has established a particularly impressive reputation as one of Britain’s leading creatives. Recent commissions include the highly anticipated expansion of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and a 1.5 million soft luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bankok. Levete trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989, where she realised ground-breaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground and Selfriges department store in Birmingham. She is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art and a trustee of Artangel, the Young Foundation and the Arts Foundation. Levete is a regular TV and radio broadcaster and has written for a number of magazines.